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Chris Wittyngham discusses the latest news in the world of soccer, with a focus on Miami

Episode Date
MLS Miami Hires Sporting Director
00:23:12

For this edition of the podcast, Chris is joined by Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to discuss MLS Miami hiring Paul McDonough to be their first Sporting Director. We dig into what McDonough’s role was in Atlanta, how he was viewed within the organization, and what Miami can expect.

Aug 03, 2018
International Champions Cup in Miami
00:20:00

It’s ICC Week! Chris is joined by Daniel Sillman, CEO of Relevant Sports, to run down all of the cool events for you the soccer fan to check out during the next week in Miami.

July 26th - Women’s Tournament Semifinals doubleheader featuring Manchester City, PSG, Lyon, and North Carolina Courage

July 27th- House of Soccer at Mana Wynwood featuring a special guest performance from Two Chain

July 28th- Manchester City v. Bayern Munich

July 29th- Women’s Tournament Third Place Game and Final

July 31st- Manchester United v. Real Ma [...]

Jul 26, 2018
MLS Miami Stadium Plan Goes To Referendum
00:48:30

For this episode, Chris reacts to the Miami City Commission vote that sends their Stadium plan at the Melreese Golf Course to a public referendum that will take place this November. To break it down, he’s joined by Miki Turner of SoccerESQ.com to break down the political and legal process of the vote and the more than 17 hours of deliberation over the last week on the subject. Plus, chat on the World Cup Final and an update on the transfer window. 

Jul 19, 2018
World Cup Final Preview
00:51:41

Chris is joined by ex Manchester United and England goalkeeper Gary Bailey to break down the World Cup Final between France 🇫🇷 and Croatia 🇭🇷 and look back on the rest of the tournament. Chris also talks with 5 Reasons Podcast partner Ethan Skolnick about his experience at the Miami City Commission meeting on the MLS Miami stadium.

Jul 14, 2018
France-Belgium Review, MLS Miami, Cristiano to Juve
00:45:56

Chris reviews the first of the two semifinals of the World Cup, as France is through to the final, beating Belgium 1-0. Then we get into the latest developments in MLS Miami’s search for a stadium and Cristiano Ronaldo completing his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus

Jul 11, 2018
World Cup Quarterfinal Preview
00:42:59

For this episode, Chris is joined by repeat guest Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports, from our European preview, to run through the quarterfinal matchups at the World Cup. We go through France-Uruguay, Brazil-Belgium, Croatia-Russia, and England-Sweden.

Thanks to our Sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

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Miami Heat Beat- 

Jul 05, 2018
MLS Miami with Michelle Kaufman
00:33:17

We take a break for the 4th of July from our World Cup series to bring the latest news on MLS Miami with Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald. We discuss the latest on the stadium, team name, team colors, potential manager and GM candidates, and much more.

Thanks to our Sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

Five Reasons Sports- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/five-reasons/id1336060206

Ballscast- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ballscast/id1365328471?mt=2

Miami Heat Beat- 

Jul 04, 2018
Mike Ryan previews World Cup knockout round
00:49:11

For this episode, Chris is joined by Mike Ryan of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz to run through all 8 games in the World Cup round of 16 and how we got to this point in the World Cup. We run through Uruguay 🇺🇾 - Portugal 🇵🇹, France 🇫🇷 - Argentina, Brazil 🇧🇷 - Mexico 🇲🇽, Belgium 🇧🇪 - Japan 🇯🇵, Spain 🇪🇸 - Russia 🇷🇺 , Croatia 🇭🇷 - Denmark 🇩🇰, Sweden 🇸🇪 - Switzerland 🇨🇭, and Colombia 🇨🇴 - England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Thanks to our Sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

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Jun 29, 2018
Argentina Stay Alive + Half of RO16 field set
00:52:26

On this edition of the World Cup (every other) Daily, Chris breaks down the biggest story of the World Cup so far, Argentina doing just enough to stay alive and advance to the knockout round. He’s joined by ESPN Reporter and relieved Argentinean Stefano Fusaro to discuss their win over Nigeria and to look ahead to their upcoming game against France. We also look at the other action in Groups A, B, C, and D and close with reaction to the latest MLS Miami news

Jun 27, 2018
World Cup Group Stage Match Day 3 Preview
00:31:25

Ahead of the first simultaneous starts at the World Cup, Chris looks at where all the groups stand after 2 games and looks ahead to the major talking points. Can Argentina somehow recover and get out of the group? How much danger are Germany and Brazil in? Can Iran pull off the upset and knock Portugal out? Will Colombia build on their 3-0 win over Poland and get through? Those questions and more discussed. 

Thanks to our Sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

Five Reasons Sports- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/five-reasons/id1336060206

Ballscast- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc [...]

Jun 25, 2018
Messi/Argentina On The Brink - World Cup (every other) Daily
00:41:40

Our World Cup recap series continues with a look back on Argentina embarrassing themselves, losing to Croatia 3-0. We look at what it means for everyone involved, but most importantly Lionel Messi. We’re joined by Charlie Stillitano of the International Champions Cup to talk about what’s coming to Miami at the end of July. We also break down France 🇫🇷 1- Peru 🇵🇪 0, Spain 🇪🇸 1- Iran 🇮🇷 0, Denmark 🇩🇰 1- Australia 🇦🇺 1, Uruguay 🇺🇾 1- Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 0, Portugal 🇵🇹 1- Morocco 🇲🇦 0.

Thanks to our Sponsors! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

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Jun 21, 2018
Brandi Chastain joins, plus World Cup Recap
00:47:49

Brandi Chastain joins the pod to talk about the upcoming Women’s International Champions Cup tournament coming to Miami at the end of July. Get your tickets now! Chris also runs through the recent games at the World Cup: Japan 🇯🇵 2 - Colombia 🇨🇴 1, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 2 - Tunisia 🇹🇳 1, Belgium 🇧🇪 3 - Panama 🇵🇦 0, Russia 🇷🇺 3 - Egypt 🇪🇬 1, Senegal 🇸🇳 2 - Poland 🇵🇱 1, Sweden 🇸🇪 1 - South Korea 🇰🇷 0

Thanks to our Sponsors! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 day [...]

Jun 20, 2018
Germany lose, Messi disappoints, France unimpressive - World Cup (every other) Daily
00:38:00

Welcome to another edition of the World Cup (every other) daily! In this episode, we cover the 7 incredible games from the weekend: Germany 🇩🇪 0 - Mexico 🇲🇽1, Argentina 🇦🇷 1 - Iceland 🇮🇸 1, France 🇫🇷 2 - Australia 🇦🇺 1, Denmark 🇩🇰1 - Peru 🇵🇪 0, Brazil 🇧🇷1 - Switzerland🇨🇭1, Croatia 🇭🇷 2 - Nigeria 🇳🇬 0, Serbia 🇷🇸 1 -Costa Rica 🇨🇷 0

We have a new sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

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Ballscast- https://itunes.apple.com/us/p [...]

Jun 18, 2018
World Cup (every other) Daily Ep. 1
00:26:49

On this episode, Chris runs through Cristiano’s hat trick, David De Gea’s howler, Robbie Williams’ middle finger, Herve Renard’s hair, and Mo Salah being stuck to the bench. Also, all the other major talking points from the first two days of the World Cup that brought us Spain 🇪🇸 3- Portugal 🇵🇹 3, Uruguay 🇺🇾 1- Egypt 🇪🇬 0, Russia 🇷🇺 5- Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 0, Iran 🇮🇷 1- Morocco 🇲🇦 0.

Also, we have a new sponsor! The International Champions Cup is coming to Miami with 6 matches in 4 days of action. Get your tickets now!

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

Five Reasons Sports- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/five-reasons/id1336060206

Ballscast- 

Jun 15, 2018
World Cup Preview- North-Central America/Africa/Asia
00:59:10

We close our World Cup preview series by covering the teams from North and Central America, Africa, and Asia. Thanks to African football journalist Gary Al-Smith and Australia reporter for Optus Sport David Weiner for joining us on this episode. In this episode, we cover (1:30) Mexico 🇲🇽, (12:40) Costa Rica 🇨🇷, (15:40) Panama 🇵🇦, (21:05) Egypt 🇪🇬, (25:20) Nigeria 🇳🇬, (30:10) Senegal 🇸🇳, (35:30) Morocco 🇲🇦, (38:20) Tunisia 🇹🇳, (40:50) Australia 🇦🇺, (48:40) Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, (50:10) Japan 🇯🇵, (51:20) South Korea 🇰🇷, (52:45) Iran 🇮🇷

Jun 13, 2018
World Cup Preview- Europe
01:37:35

14 European nations, including the hosts Russia 🇷🇺, will be vying for the World Cup this summer. Chris is joined by Kevin Egan and Eric Krakauer, both of beIN Sports USA, to run through each country and learn a little bit about all of them. We went in order of odds to win it all, so it went (6:45) Germany 🇩🇪 , (14:15) Spain 🇪🇸 and Portugal 🇵🇹, (28:45) France 🇫🇷, (37:45) Belgium 🇧🇪, (47:05) England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, (55:40) Croatia 🇭🇷, (59:55) Russia 🇷🇺, (1:03:30) Poland 🇵🇱, (1:08:00) Denmark 🇩🇰, (1:11:50) Switzerland 🇨🇭 and Serbia 🇷🇸, (1:18:00) Sweden 🇸🇪, (1:24:50) Iceland 🇮🇸.

Jun 06, 2018
World Cup Preview- South America with Juan Arango
00:50:33

We start the pod by discussing the latest news in the world of soccer, including Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid, Cincinatti’s expansion into MLS, and the US Men’s National Team’s friendly against Bolivia. Then, we start our World Cup previews! We’re going continent by continent, starting first with South America. To do so, we’re joined by South American expert Juan Arango. We preview Brazil (13:15), Argentina (19:50), Uruguay (31:25), Colombia (38:20), and Peru (45:00). 

 

Check out the other podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network.

Five Reasons Sports- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/five-reasons/id1336060206

Ballscast- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ballscast/id1365328471?mt=2

Miami Heat B [...]

May 31, 2018
Champions League Final Preview with Grant Wahl
00:50:45

First episode! For our debut effort, Chris Wittyngham interviews SI soccer writer Grant Wahl. Check out his fantastic book, Masters of Modern Soccer. We discuss the book, the Champions League Final, and various American soccer topics. Then, we go to Europe, where Five Reasons Kyiv correspondent and Liverpool fan Simon Clancy, also host of 3 Yards Per Carry on the network, discusses his upcoming trip to the final and breaks down how Liverpool went all the way.

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May 23, 2018
Episode 0- Introduction
00:14:57

Welcome to Pitch Invasion! This is a soccer/football podcast hosted by Chris Wittyngham. The debut episode will be May 23rd, so subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, PodBean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Chris gives you a little taste of what you expect that takes you through “Five Things I think I think” about the world of soccer, which is how we’ll start most episodes. Enjoy!

May 16, 2018